Archive for Saturday, June 13, 1992


June 13, 1992


— Services for C. Ralph Kampschroeder, 80, Ottawa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home here, with the Rev. Earl J. Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Mr. Kampschroeder died Friday, June 12, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He and his wife owned and operated the Ottawa Bowl from 1950, when they moved to Ottawa, until they retired in 1982. For more than 12 years before that, Mr. Kampschroeder operated a milk route out of Lawrence for Sealtest Co.

He was born March 6, 1912, on a farm near Clinton, to Charles and Sadie Shaw Kampschroeder. He grew up on the farm and attended rural schools near Clinton.

He married Marie Riley on Dec. 14, 1938, at her mother's home north of Lawrence.

Mr. Kampschroeder was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton and a former member of the Ottawa Lions Club and Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce.

Over the years, Mr. Kampschroeder participated in numerous bowling associations and events. He was a member of the All-Star Bowling Team of Kansas from 1951 to 1964 and was a member of the American Bowling Congress for more than 40 years. He bowled in 12 national ABC tournaments and won the national tournament in Hawaii in 1958. In 1975, at age 63, he won the Kansas State Class B Doubles Bowling Title at the Kansas State Bowling Assn. tournament, recording a score of 1,405. In 1951 he helped form the Bowling Proprietors Assn. in Wichita.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; a cousin, Jerry Thomas of Lawrence; a sister, Martha Petefish, Eudora; and several nieces.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. today until service time Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Heart Assn. or Southview Homecare, sent in care of the funeral home.

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